Tag: Assessment/Diagnosis


Living well with progressive non-fluent aphasia

Posted on September 19th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Jane Twigg has a rare form of dementia but her battle to get a diagnosis was fraught with difficulties. Here, supported by Jenny La Fontaine, she offers some advice for professionals

Vol 24 No 5 Page 16


Partnership working to improve diagnosis and care

Posted on July 25th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Derek Dodd, Carlvin Josephs and Diane Bardsley describe how Dorset more than doubled diagnosis rates when they were the lowest in England, and improved support for people with dementia and carers before and after diagnosis

Vol 24 No 4 Page 20


GPs’ satisfaction with memory clinic services

Posted on March 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

GPs are often ambivalent about memory clinics with conflicting views about the value of a diagnosis. Bethan Kendrick and colleagues report on a survey to examine their thinking

Vol 24 No 2 Page 14


Predictive validity of the ACE-R and RBANS for the diagnosis of dementia

Posted on July 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

by Adrian Leddy, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Nadina Lincoln, Nottingham University.

Vol 21 No 4 Page 35


Unlocking diagnosis

Posted on July 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, writes in response to Martin Brunet’s recent article in JDC, and argues that case finding will open the door to treatment and support. A response from Martin Brunet follows.

Vol 21 No 4 Page 12-13


Early diagnosis

Posted on July 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Screening and early diagnosis

Martin Brunet questions the current momentum towards early diagnosis of dementia, arguing that improving support services for people with dementia and carers should take priority.

Vol 21 No 3 Page 22-24


Flexible, immediate support and signposting

Posted on November 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Local evaluation of The Medway Dementia Advisers Service shows that it is highly valued and effective, say Penny Hibberd and Sofia Vougioukalou.

Vol 20 No 5, 12-13, September/October 2012


Think pathways, not numbers

Posted on August 8th, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Kate Schneider questions whether statistics on diagnosis rates are reliable or meaningful at the local level – and instead suggests focusing on the diagnosis pathway and outcomes for people with dementia.

Vol 20 No 4, 23-25, July/August 2o12


Measuring the benefits

Posted on August 8th, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Diana Sims and Tracey McCrum report on how they turned their anecdotal impressions of the psychological benefits of a post-diagnosis support group into firm evidence

Vol 20 No 4, 20-22, July/August 2o12


The Diagnosis Gap

Posted on August 8th, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

As the current All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia inquiry probes the question of how to raise rates of diagnosis, Graham Stokes sets out his thoughts on the complex barriers to diagnosing dementia early – if at all.

Vol 20, No 3, 18-20, May/June 2012



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